Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4E3 | 905-354-5614 | MAP

History of Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel
The rich tradition of Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel started in 1925 when Blake F. Hetherington opened the doors of his funeral chapel on Victoria Avenue, at the head of Kitchener Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. A few years later, the business moved along Victoria Avenue next to the old library building near Armoury Street. During the early 1930s, Hetherington & Deans made its final move to 5176 Victoria Avenue, where it remains today. At the time, during the Depression, this was a strategic move, for there were no other funeral homes at this end of town and the home was easily accessible.

Hetherington & Deans has long claimed to have the oldest formal funeral chapel in Niagara Falls, complete with fixed pews. The chapel is home to a pipe organ which, during funeral home’s “down times,” was made available for organ recitals and chorals. The funeral home also is recognized as the first to be equipped with central air-conditioning.

After the World War II, local resident A. John “Jack” Deans returned from his overseas service and joined Mr. Hetherington as a partner in the business. He remained a committed proprietor and funeral director until poor health prevented him. Mr. Deans retired in 1996.

The staff of Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel is proud of the reputation they have earned in the funeral home’s 85 years as part of the Niagara Falls community. Today, we are proud to be part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed.

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